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City Council Meeting Wrap Up for January 9, 2018

 

NOTE: Council Wrap-Ups are a summary of meeting topics and events provided by the City Clerk's Office as a public service.  This wrap-up is not an official record of Council action. The official record is posted by the City Clerk on this website with other meeting documents as soon as possible after the meeting.


COMPLETED AGENDA
CITY OF SANTA MONICA
REGULAR AND SPECIAL JOINT MEETING
CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1685 MAIN STREET, ROOM 213
TUESDAY JANUARY 9, 2018
MEETING BEGINS AT 5:30 PM

 

CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL

(Please note that Agenda Items may be reordered during the Council meeting at the discretion of the City Council.)

1.         CLOSED SESSIONS

1.A. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): Pico Neighborhood Association and Maria Loya v. City of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC 616804

ACTION: Heard. No reportable action taken.

1.B. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): Atwood v. City of Santa Monica et al, United States District Court, Central District of California, Western Division, Case Number 2:16-cv-04114-PA-AGR

ACTION: Approved terms and settlement in the amount of $108,272.

1.C. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): Homeaway.com, Inc., and AirBNB, Inc. v. City of Santa Monica, United States District Court, Central District of California, Case Nos. 2:16-cv-6641-ODW-AFM, 2:16-cv-6645-ODW-AFM

ACTION: Heard. No reportable action taken.

1.D. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): Cardier v. City of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC 578 779

ACTION: Heard. No reportable action taken.

1.E. Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation – Request to enter into a lawsuit as an amicus curiae, pursuant to § 54956.9 – Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, et al., United States Supreme Court, Case No. 16-1466

ACTION: Approved to join Amicus brief.

The following is the order of business for items to be heard no earlier than 6:30 p.m.

2. SPECIAL AGENDA ITEMS

2.A. Proclamation: 2018 Homeless Count Week

ACTION: Presented by Mayor.

2.B. Recognition of Santa Monica Fire Fighters' Fortitude, Dedication, and Valor in Fighting the Skirball, Creek, and Thomas Fires

ACTION: Presented by Mayor.

3. CONSENT CALENDAR
(All items will be considered and approved in one motion unless removed by a Councilmember for discussion.)

3.A. Approval of Minutes for the City Council - Regular and Special Joint Meeting - Nov 28, 2017 

ACTION: Approved.

3.B. Authorization for final payment to the City of Los Angeles for the Cost-sharing Monitoring Plan Memorandum of Agreement for the Santa Monica Bay Beaches Bacterial Total Maximum Daily Load

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council:

 

  1. Authorize the City Manager to approve the cost-share payment in the amount of $75,485.30, including $66,888.62 for Fiscal Year 2016-17 and exceedances of $8,596.68 for Fiscal Year 2015-16, to the City of Los Angeles to comply with the cost-share monitoring plan with the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Bacterial Total Maximum Daily Load requirements for the Santa Monica Bay Beaches.
  2. Authorize budget changes as outlined in the Financial Impacts and Budget Actions section of this report.

 

ACTION: Approved.


3.C. Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to execute Memorandum of Understanding with The International Association of Sheet, Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers - Transportation Division, Local 1785

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council:

 

  1. Adopt the attached Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Santa Monica and the International Association of Sheet, Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers – Transportation Division, Local 1785 (SMART-TD).
  2. Approve the attached revised salary schedule effective as a result of the agreement reached for the classifications represented by SMART-TD.

 

ACTION: Adopted and approved.

3.D. Adoption of Big Blue Bus Resolution for Transit Funds

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council:

 

  1. Adopt the resolution authorizing the City Manager to: 
    1. Apply for and execute grant agreements and execute related certifications and assurances with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), L.A. Metro, or other federal, state, regional or local agencies; 
    2. Enter into agreements for transit funds for the pass-through of funds and agreements for planning, programming, and implementing transit services and capital projects during Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 through FY 2019-20; and,
    3. Enter into agreements for transit program revenue with institutions, local agencies, and businesses for funds generated during FY2017-18 through FY 2019-20. 
  2. Adopt the resolution authorizing the application for grant funds from the California Department of Transportation for State Transit Assistance State of Good Repair funds. 
  3. Adopt the Big Blue Bus Title VI Program.

 

ACTION: Adopted and approved.

3.E. Contract Modification for IPS Group, Inc.

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a fourth modification to agreement #9496 (CCS) in an estimated amount of $4,050,000 with IPS Group, Inc., a California-based company, to add merchant processing services for parking meter transactions for the Finance Department. The ten-year term of the contract will remain unchanged. This will result in an amended agreement with a new total estimated amount of $21,594,169, with future year funding contingent on Council budget approval.

ACTION: Approved.

3.F. Award RFP# 144 for Emergency Medical Patient Transport and Billing Services

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council:

  1. Award RFP#144 to Westmed Ambulance INC. DBA McCormick Ambulance, a Colorado based company, to provide emergency ambulance and billing services for the Fire Department;
  2. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a cost recovery agreement with McCormick Ambulance, for three years, with two additional one-year renewal options, on the same terms and conditions over a five-year period.

ACTION: Adopted and approved.

SPECIAL JOINT MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESSOR AGENCY

ROLL CALL

3.G. Approval of Minutes for the Redevelopment Successor Agency for the June 27 and October 24, 2017 meetings

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the Redevelopment Successor Agency approve the minutes for the June 27 and October 24, 2017 meetings.

ACTION: Approved.

3.H. Adoption of the 2018-19 Annual Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the Redevelopment Successor Agency adopt resolutions approving the Agency’s draft recognized obligation payment schedule and administrative budget for July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

ACTION: Adopted.

ADJOURNMENT OF SPECIAL JOINT MEETING

7. ORDINANCES
(Public comment is permitted on ordinances for introduction and first reading. No public discussion is permitted on ordinances for second reading and adoption.)

7.A. Amendment to the Ordinance for Vehicle Weight Restrictions on the Santa Municipal Pier

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council:

  1. Introduce for First Reading the attached Ordinance amending Santa Monica Municipal Code Section 10.08.560 (Municipal Pier—Vehicle Weight Restrictions) updating load limitations for the Santa Monica Municipal Pier and the Newcomb Pier.
  2. Conduct a public hearing, on behalf of Los Angeles County and at the County’s request, to determine the appropriate load limitation for the Pier Bridge.
  3. Direct staff to seek authorization from the County of Los Angeles to set the Pier Bridge load limit.

ACTION: Pulled at the request of staff.

8. STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS

8.A. City Planning Division Priorities

Recommended Action

It is recommended that the City Council review and provide guidance on setting the upcoming City Planning Division priorities. 

ACTION: Direction given to staff.

9. PUBLIC HEARINGS

9.A. Calendar Year 2018 Water Rate Adjustment

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council:

  1. Suspend the 9% water rate increase authorized to go into effect on January 1, 2018 and authorize a 5% increase to be in effect until December 31, 2018; and
  2. Authorize the budget changes as outlined in the Financial Impacts & Budget Actions section of this report.

ACTION: Approved.

14. PUBLIC INPUT
(Public comment is permitted only on items not on the agenda that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City. State law prohibits the City Council from taking any action on items not listed on the agenda, including issues raised under this agenda item.)

ACTION: Held.

ADJOURNMENT at 11:44 p.m.
  

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